First posted: Nov 6, 2017

Healthy Cacao Pops


Who doesn’t love a bowl of crunchy, chocolatey Cocoa Pops for breakfast? Add a dash of cold milk and a few slices of ripe banana and it tastes like childhood happiness, right? But before you go dashing to the nearest supermarket to grab a box of delicious nostalgia, hang in there – here’s a recipe for home made Cacao Pops that strips out all the nasties, to give you a gluten-free, refined-sugar free goodness-only breakfast of champions. And definitely don’t hold back on the milk and bananas.
Also, thanks to my friends at Faithful to Nature for collaborating on this recipe with me, and for supplying the best quality pantry ingredients to bring this recipe to life. And guess what?! You can get R100 OFF any order over R350 with the code SARAH – yay!



Cooks in:        Serves:10

  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 4 cups organic puffed brown rice

What to do

1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C

2. To a small pot add your coconut oil, cacao powder and honey and heat very gently, just until the coconut oil has melted. Remove from the heat and stir well.

3. Add the puffed brown rice to a large mixing bowl, pour over the cacao mixture and stir gently until all the rice is well coated.

4. Transfer the chocolatey rice to two wide shallow baking trays and bake for 9 minutes. Remove from the oven, immediately stir gently with a wooden spoon so that the rice doesn’t stick together, and leave to cool before transferring to a large glass jar for storage. Keeps for up to 1 month, and delicious served with a sliced banana and nice cold milk for breakfast!

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